Spring is a time we throw open the windows, pull down the curtains and a time when we tend to clean the cobwebs out of every corner in our home.
Spring rains wash away the chill of winter and bring the promise of new growth with flowers and fruitful gardens around the corner.
Spring cleaning should extend beyond the home though – spring clean your mind and bring about new growth of your own on a personal level.
In order to clean our mind out and allow for new growth we must first be conscious of what we are storing within it.
Do you have any beliefs that are holding you back and keeping you from achieving happiness, health or peace?
Are there cobwebs from the past in the recesses of your brain which cause you to think things can never change?
Maybe you are a hoarder of past failures and bad experiences which keep you from even trying for fear of failing again?
Be mindful of what is preventing you from achieving the peace you crave inside your mind.
Replace Old Beliefs
Once you have identified what is holding you back, you must examine each belief and find a way to replace it with a new one.
Make a list of what your mind clutter is.
Then decide what to keep, what to toss and what to give away.
Give away any struggles or burdens that truly aren’t yours. Toss the beliefs that drag you down.
Keep your goals and hope for the future.
Organize Your Mind
Once you’ve laid out what your goals are, organize your mind so you can form new beliefs that are a pathway to success. If your goal is to eat healthier, educate yourself on choices that are better for you.
Rather than hiding behind what you’ve always known, replace it with what you know now. It’s easier to stay committed to a change when you feel empowered and knowledgeable about it.
Don’t beat yourself up if you hit obstacles along the way. Also don’t obsess over it. Cleaning the mind means calming the chaos – not exacerbating it.
When you feel the old beliefs coming back and attempting to sabotage your success, take the time to meditate and reestablish calm.
Stress and anxiety can wreak havoc on any attempt to spring clean – have you ever started to declutter a home and just felt overwhelmed by the amount of stuff in there?
Your mind will likely pose the same challenge as you pull beliefs apart and find others hidden behind them.
Tackle each one head on and remember that a new season will emerge after it, full of its own chances for growth.
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